VLC 360: Play 360-degree video and photo on PC & Mac

VR and 360-degree video is the next generation thing. Looking forward to next generation VideoLAN has released VLC 360° Technical Preview which can play 360-degree video and its first any media player that can play 360-degree video. VideoLan has launched this VLC 360° Technical Preview for Windows 7 or higher and MacOS 10.10 or above version. Not only 360-degree video it can play 360-degree photo which you may have  seen on Facebook. So if you have 360-degree video or photo then you can directly play on VLC 360.

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What is 360-degree video or photo?

360-degree video or photo is the concept for VR purpose. Mean a normal photo can give the view of some portion of a moment. It can’t show the other angle of view at that moment. 360-degree photo or video which are captured by a 360-degree camera can shoot the whole 360-degree view.

And all these shots are merged, and when you play these 360-degree photos or video you need to move your head if you are on VR to see the 360-degree view.

Now you can play these 360-degree videos or photos on your computer via VLC 360° , you don’t need any VR. Just use your mouse to change the angle of view.  You can also use the scroll button on a mouse to zoom in or zoom out.

Features of VLC 360

  • Play 360 Videos following the Spatial Video spec
  • Play 360 Photos and Panoramas following the Spherical spec
  • Display modes with Zoom, Little planet and Reverse little planet
  • Control it with your Mouse and Keyboard
  • Open Source and Cross-platform, accelerated with OpenGL and Direct3D11

Sample 360-degree

Eagle video

Surfers video

Mountain panorama (photo)

Download VLC 360

Windows (Windows 7 or above)

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